SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The GC Softball team lost both games, 14-4 and 9-5, in a double-header against York College in their first day at the Evangel David Fillmore Memorial Tournament.
The team lost the first game 14-4. GC had 8 total hits, with Shannon Elbe, Mattie Fairchild, and Jessica Finke earning RBIs for their team. Elbe recorded 2 RBIs after a double in the fourth inning. Pitchers Jessica Laubecher and Ashley Woodrome split the game for Greenville, with Laubecher facing 21 batters and Woodrome facing 18 batters. Laubecher allowed 9 runs and Woodrome allowed 5.
The Panthers kept it closer in the second game, but could not come back to win and fell 9-5. GC;s offense performed better this game, with 4 different players hitting doubles; Fairchild, Andrea Martin, Danielle Helms, and Whitney Newsom. Fairchild had 2 RBIs, Helms recorded 2, and Newsom added one more for Greenville. Hannah Burger pitched 5 innings for GC and Laubecher closed the game on the mound. Burger faced 29 batters and allowed 11 hits. Laubecher did not allow any hits in the final inning, facing just 3 batters to close the game.
The women continue their play with another game tomorrow in hopes of improving their tournament record.